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“Nice and quiet place” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Le Petit Village
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ggaba Road | Next to American Embassy, Kampala, Uganda   |  
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Ranked #8 of 71 Hotels in Kampala
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“Nice and quiet place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We have been looking for a quiet place in Kampala for some time. Now we have found it. Lovely, clean flats and very friendly staff. The food is very good and even the air is cleaner than most places in Kampala. The only downside is that the toilet is in a kind of "glass cage" in the bedroom. There is absolutely no possibility for privacy, so only share a room with a person that you know very well and are not embarassed for in any situation!

Room Tip: Room nr 7 was nice and quiet with own terrace, while room nr 8 was upstairs and had a nicer terrace...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perryville, Arkansas, United States
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

If you want to stay in a "safari" type lodge within Kampala, this is the place to stay. Located near the US Embassy on Ggaba Road, this well run and unique hotel is a oasis in the city. Staff are low key and efficient, rooms are varied and interesting with no doors on the bathrooms! Each room is different. The hotel gives guests free drinks in the fridge, internet works great and the swimming pool is small but very nice. The restaurant is one of the best in Kampala and also maintains the safari type lodge theme. If you are tired of the standard hotel experience, I can recommend Le Petit highly...

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I ve been coming to the restaurant and butchery as far back as 2002 and the hotel continues the same homely feel and european standard. The design is beauitful both inside and out and if you have any of the higher up rooms you have a wonderful view over kampala at night.

The rooms are HUGE and because they are built as little bungalows around the premises, you don't feel like you are in just another busines hotel with 400 other weary travellers. After a long day at work, its a relief to come back home in the evening to le petit village.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

As a frequent business traveller I have stayed in a host of hotels around the world. Recently, on moving to Uganda on a long-term work assignment, I checked into Le Petit Village for a month-long stay while looking for more permanent accommodation. The rooms and surrounding gardens are truly beautiful and the general impression is that of an oasis in the midst of a bustling city. Coming home to a complimentary glass of sparkling wine after a tough day at work was one of many special touches that made my stay at Le Petit memorable.
Whilst La Chateau, the on-site restaurant, serves excellent and well priced meals, I opted for a self catering unit due to the length of my stay. It was indeed, homely and comfortable.
I became very well acquainted with Emily and Stephan, as well as all their staff and was always treated as "part of the family".
We have stayed in contact since I moved out and not only do I regularly visit the restaurant when in need of an excellent meal, but I also book all my work associates in at Le Petit when they visit Kampala - all are very complimentary of this great venue.

Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This is paradise in Kampala.
Fantastic rooms and very nice staff.
The swimming pool is THE extra that makes it like a paradise.
To be is an enclosure with a bakery,a restaurant, a bouchery and a wine reseller makes it more than a super stay. you don't have to move to the city when you are in a need.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

Like some other reviewers I hesitated before deciding how to rate the hotel...until I had no hot water for the third evening in a row..and as I explained this to the man who came to give me my "free" glass of pink sparkling wine all he said was "wow," and walked off. No offered of help or telling anyone. Sadly this sums up the attitude of most of the staff I met.

Anyway the first impressions are fabulous. There is no doubt it is a very pretty place with (generally) well designed large rooms and well planted little garden and it is an oasis in busy Kampala. Its a bit of a way out of the action or work if you travel in by rush hour..could take an hour or so to do what would usually be a 10 min journey. So so far so good..nice big room with great looking shower behind the back wall behind the bed and a roll top bath standing in the room with a screen. I only used it once in a week long stay because of the lack of hot water issue and it is hard to get out of etc..all show. the WC curiously is behind a tasteless sneclosed forsted glass shower type cubicle in the corner..very out of keeping. But the bed was comfy..a touch hard which is how I like them...

So I thought I had struck gold until I found a worse than useless satellite TV with only a few channels and which kep defunding itself esp after power cuts ..even then I thought no big deal. Had the aforesaid bath then found no hairdrier....a long walk down a dark and uneven path to reception in the rain where they looked amazed that I should even want one.....they hummed and ahed and then looked in a cupboard and brought out a sad object with a two pin plug on it. I explained that the plug wouldn't fit into the socket and was offer a screwdriver to help me ram it into the three pig plug in the room. I refused and asked for an adapter at which time the receptionists eyes were raised heavenwards as If I was an complete idiot. I said iwas going to wait ther euntil they brought one as it was unbelievable that's $200 per night hotel didn't provided hair dryers. Eventually a tired old cracked adaptor appeared and I got dry after a trudge back through the rain. The whole attitude was awful. I checked the next morning with the manager and it is true that there are no hairdriers in the room.

s then the hit water started to fail....regularly..they said it was a broken fuse they would fix but of course not...other reviewers have had the same problem. It is awful being hot and tired as I am right now, after a hard days work not to be able to have a warm bath.

Talking of baths at this price one could expect quality products...bring your own. All they provide is rough cheap soap and small tubes of a white fluid that claims to be a shampoo bath wash and shower gel..does none of those things. Threadbare hard damp towels provide the finishing touch.

But by far the worst issue for everyone was the appalling Internet wifi connections..they say they are excellent. I say virtually non existent. if you get a signal it cuts out all the time which is really hard when working .this hotel seems to be used by NGOs and people likes for work. it is impossible to recommend it on this basis alone.
Other niggles are the uneven but picturesque path to the villas by the side of the pool..slippy uneven and quite dark..
Breakfast is expensive and so so... They have the eggs out and burners for producing omelettes etc but never used.
The restaurant is good but pricy at night

My laundry went missing one day which was annoying and the women I asked about it shrugged her shoulders ..it turned up the next day but again unhelpful.

W Weinberg villas at the back..which join on to houses and so not quite..lots of children and building noises whilst I was here..love kids so no probs but building work..no.

Good points? Some rave over the two bottle of water and beer in the fridge and the glass of wine at night..I would say at the prices they charge it should be gin and champagne.

I am really disappointed to write such a review as I was really looking forward to trying somewhere new in this city in which ai have failed to find a good affordable hotel so far

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Stefkam, General Manager at Hotel Le Petit Village, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay with us. We are saddened to hear the mixed feelings about your stay and your disappointment whilst being our guest, please accept our sincerest apologies. Your comments are important to us.
We are eager to provide a highly valued service to exceed our guests’ expectations at all times.

Nevertheless, we are glad you enjoyed the style of our hotel and comfort of your room.

In response to your specific complaints, we would like to highlight the following;

- For entertainment purposes we provide DSTV satellite TV which is the main satellite TV service provider in Africa. We find that the 27 international channels on offer usually meets the requirements of our guests. All rooms are also fitted with a DVD player in the event one would like to watch rented movies. The executive suite that you resided in has a 40inch flat screen TV in the living room and a 30 inch flat screen TV in the bedroom.

- The hotel has sufficient European standard hairdryers available for guests' use. The staff on duty are happy to assist anytime of the day or night and to avail you with this appliance.

- We are disappointed to learn that you were not happy with our bathroom products, which we import specially from Belgium from a reputable supplier of high class hotels. Should we have more complaints on this issue, we will seek alternatives, as we realize these are the niceties that are valued by our guests.

- Le Petit Village has a staff that is highly trained to always put the needs of our guests first. Your feedback on our service is necessary to help us maintain the high standard that has always been enjoyed by our guests. It is unfortunate the waiter who was bringing the complimentary glass of champagne, did not report your problem with hot water. However we have a 24hr receptionist available who would have been able to assist you with this problem. In future, we will ensure that waiters who receive complaints do advise our guests to address them to the hotel reception so that grievances can be promptly addressed.

- Our hotel prides itself on being associated to the leading internet provider in Uganda, which provides the fastest internet speeds for our guests. Unfortunately the quality of service is not comparable yet to the quality one receives in Europe.

- The breakfast that is included in the room charge is served in Le Chateau restaurant. The large buffet has received many complements by other guests and we regret to learn that the large choice did not meet your requirement.

- The company that provides us with this professional laundry service erroneously delivered part of your laundry and left part of it at their premises. You will recall that I personally called up the general manager in your presence and the balance of your laundry was delivered to our hotel by express within 20 minutes. To the best of my knowledge this was satisfactorily addressed.

As one of the leading Hotels in Uganda, we strive to always maintain our high standards and provide the comfort and value that our guests deserve.

Kind regards
Emily Duyck
General Manager
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Oslo, Norway
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I came to Le Petit with fearly high expectations. It was after all no one hotel on tripadviser but sadly nothing worked out the way it should. I stayed for three nights and then we decided to move to somthing better.. The rooms were spacious and our rooms were in on the first floor of bungalow-like buildings, spread in a garden. Nice idea, but there are rocks and uneven steps that made moving around a high risk sport. In my room there was no warm water and the rooms smelled of mold. Internet was working every five minutes and then gone again, which made me stressed. It would be better to be told; sorry we do not have a wifi at this hotel. On the positive side breakfasyt was nice, but you had to walk over a parking lot to get to it. Night portier was not able to get us an extra beer and nothing was really done to make us feel good. We will not come back if so it would be because the bed was very comfotable!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ggaba Road | Next to American Embassy, Kampala, Uganda
Location: Uganda > Central Region > Kampala
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 71 Hotels in Kampala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Le Petit Village 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your visit to Uganda will not be complete without a stay at Le Petit Village. From standard to executive suites, this thatch-roofed hotel meets the needs of a variety of discerning travelers.Le Petit Village's intimate rooms are decorated in Safari Chic rustic elegance, which makes it the perfect place to relax in understated luxury.All rooms are self contained, equipped with LCD TV screens, WIFI internet connections, phone lines and complimentary mini bars. Enjoy a good swim, chill out and enjoy a view of Kampala complete with natural and local sounds from your private terrace, or partake in gourmet dining at our famous Le Chateau Restaurant. One visit and you'll never want to leave. ... more   less 
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